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Ivydene Gardens Mixed Borders Garden Design:
East Border Sections 1-6

 

MIXED BORDERS in Royal Horticultural Society Garden at Wisley with my GARDEN DESIGN PAGES

Introduction

WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER WITH EARLY AND LATE AUTUMN SECTIONS OF WISLEY MIXED BORDERS
1-6 East Border
*
7-10 East Border
1-5 West Border
6-9 West Border


FOLIAGE COLOUR
.Black

.Blue
(o)Brown
.Bronze
(o)Green
(o)Grey
.Other
(o)Purple
(o)Red
(o)Variegated
(o)Variegated White
.Variegated Yellow
.White
.Yellow
.4 Season Colour

FLOWER COLOUR RANGE IN 71 PARTS OF MIXED BORDER DURING
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

The East Border of the Mixed Borders in the garden of The Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley has been split into 10 sections and this page shows Sections 1-6, which show photos taken and spliced together into these panoramas by Heather Kavanagh during Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn of 2013:-

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It is interesting to note that the cone-shaped metal tripod with its ball top climbing support structure seen on the right is used in most of the 19 sections of these Mixed Borders. There are also Birch branch climbing support structures in some of the sections. During the summer month of July, only the top 1/3rd of some of these metal structures is visible and usually without any climber on that section.

 

If the path at the back was accessible by the public and the section of bed between that path and the respective metal or birch branch climbing support structure had plants - either with flowers or as foliage only plants - being no higher than 18 inches (45 cms), then there might be a point in having these climber support structures in the 250 metres x 6 metres of the Mixed Border beds. Then, there is the possibility of viewing the flowers of the climbers with their respective climber label, that may be on these metal or birch twig climber supports.

East Border
Section 1

Winter

February 2013

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On the left side in the February photo, you can see 3 plant labels on aluminium stakes from the front of this 20 feet (600 cms) deep border. The label with its writing is the same size for all 3. You may be able to read the first that may be 2 feet (60 cms) from the path and the second 4 feet (120 cms) from the path, but you might find it difficult to read is the third, which is 15 feet (450 cms) from the path.

 

As the distance from the viewing point increases, it is necessary to increase the font size of the writing on the plant label, so that your potential visitors can identify the plants they like; as shown by Science Buddies -
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East Border
Section 1

Spring

May 2013


SPRING FOLIAGE COLOUR
Spr-Black
(o)
-Brown
(o)
-Green

Spr-Grey
Spr-Other Colour
(o)
-Purple
(o)
-Red
(o)
-Variegated
Spr-White
Spr-Yellow
Spr-None
Spr-Multi-Colour

SUMMER FOLIAGE COLOUR
Sum-Black
(o)
-Brown
(o)
-Green

Sum-Grey
Sum-Other Colour
(o)
-Purple
(o)
-Red
(o)
-Variegated
Sum-White
Sum-Yellow
Sum-None
Sum-Multi-Colour

AUTUMN FOLIAGE COLOUR
Aut-Black
Aut-Brown
(o)
-Green

Aut-Grey
Aut-Other Colour
Aut-Purple
Aut-Red
(o)
-Variegated
Aut-White
Aut-Yellow
Aut-None
Aut-Multi-Colour

WINTER FOLIAGE COLOUR
Win-Black
Win-Brown
(o)
-Green

(o)-Grey
Win-Other Colour
Win-Purple
Win-Red
(o)
-Variegated
Win-White
Win-Yellow
Win-None
Win-Multi-Colour
 

 

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East Border
Section 1

Summer

July 2013

 

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East Border
Section 1

Autumn

September 2013

 

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East Border
Section 1

Autumn

November 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 1

Winter

29 December 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 2

Winter

February 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 2

Spring

May 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 2

Summer

July 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 2

Autumn

September 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 2

Autumn

November 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 2

Winter

29 December 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 3

Winter

February 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 3

Spring May 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 3

Summer

July 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 3

Autumn

September 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 3

Autumn

November 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 3

Winter

29 December 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 4

Winter

February 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 4

Spring

May 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 4

Summer

July 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 4

Autumn

September 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 4

Autumn

November 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 4

Winter

29 December 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 5

Winter

February 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 5

Spring

May 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 5

Summer

July 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 5

Autumn

September 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 5

Autumn

November 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 5

Winter

29 December 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 6

Winter

February 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 6

Spring

May 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 6

Summer

July 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 6

Autumn

September 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 6

Autumn

November 2013

 

 

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East Border
Section 6

Winter

29 December 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garden Design Comments on RHS Garden at Wisley in the 71 pages of the EAST and WEST Borders in the MIXED BORDERS

Flower Colours in each of the 71 Parts of the Mixed Borders - with area indicating that the respective colour has not been used in this part .
 

More (See un-labelled bedding) than 102 plants (This is 29%, which is almost a third) were missing their identity when in flower in 2013 out of 348 in 768 square metres of Mixed Borders garden beds - These herbaceous borders are 6 metres (20 feet) deep and 128 metres (427 feet) long.

Part Number of East and West Mixed Borders

 

Each page provides details and photos of every plant used in that part

 

 

 

 

Unu-sual Col-our

 

 

Number of either invisible or missing identity when in Flower

Each page may also detail a
Design Concept

Perm-anent Herb-ace-ous Pere-nnial

Other Perm-anent Plants

Bed-ding

49 mis-sing out of 176

19 mis-sing out of 73

34 mis-sing out of 99

East 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formal style required in moving people from Entrance to outlying areas

East 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Position plants with tiny flowers close to the lawn or path

Provide plant support structures

East 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

Make plant labels visible to aid plant sales and

No plant labels on Pansy / Viola Display

East 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

Create History of each garden bed, so that planting errors can be corrected

East 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

1

1

Use a system to select your plants from their flower colour

East 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1

1

Use the colours of the buds, flowers and seedheads with different foliage colours in Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn of each heather for your groundcover and background

East 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

1

 

Use

to choose from

East 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

Use turf protected paths instead of slabbed paths for small gardens

East 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

Make your flowers all the same colour like White to harmonise as your flower colour in the simplest flower colour scheme

East 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Bulbs can provide flowers from January through to May in the bare ground round the permanent shrubs and perennials

East 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Replace bedding and perennials with wildflower lawn edged with normal lawn to reduce gardening time to 1 hour a week

East 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

With limited garden space, put a wildflower lawn on the roof of your shed / garage / leanto or concreted area on ground to provide flowers

East 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

Create fun version of Snakes and Ladders game using clock flowers

East 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

1

Further reasons to create garden bed Histories

East 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

Create track and use the Square Foot Gardening system for:-

  • wheelchair-bound disabled to use for radio-controlled models on the ground-level of the garden
  • wheelchair-bound children/adults to maintain and replant the raised beds, whilst sitting with their knees under each raised bed
  • school pupils to learn to grow plants
  • wheelchair supported children/adults recovering in hospital, rest or care home to go outside, view them and/or maintain those beds themselves
  • transport the raised bed into the patient's room, so that the patient can admire close-up what they normally see outside from their bed; and then for them to maintain or simply view for a while before that raised bed is returned outside that same day
  • infirm children, adults or pensioners to maintain and replant the raised beds, when they do not need to kneel down, bend their knees or reach above their shoulders

East 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

Climber not seen due to plants in front growing higher than it.

East 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

2

 

Create game using Slider Signs that alternate turning left or turning right at each Path Row Junction for you to pick your fruit, flowers, grasses or vegetables.

East 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1

 

Turf protection from wear by people walking or standing on it

East 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

Balance Income with Expenditure in Garden

East 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

 

Safety - If a visitor reports a safety concern, then do not ignore it

East 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

2

 

 

East 22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1

1

 

East 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

1

 

East 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

East 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

 

Hide unwanted views of buildings or other areas of garden

East 26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

 

East 27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

East 28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

East 29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

1

 

 

East 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

 

East 31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

2

 

 

East 32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

East 33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

1

 

Select tender plants and then provide Plant Protection from Frost

East 34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

 

Control human movement through areas

Part Number

 

 

 

 

Unu-sual Col-our

 

 

Either invisible or missing identity when in Flower

Unlabelled Bedding plants

Plant Labelling - A suggestion for plant labelling to help visitors

Further Plant Label and Path Foundation Comments

WISLEY WISLEY Rose Classification System

Perm-anent Herb-ace-ous Pere-nnial

Other Perm-anent Plants

Bed-ding

West 35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

West 36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

West 37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

 

 

West 38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

1

 

 

West 39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

West 40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

West 41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

West 42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

West 43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1

 

 

West 44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

West 45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

West 46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1

 

Build soil fertility and structure with legumes and mulches

West 47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

West 48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

West 49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

West 50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

1

 

 

West 51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

 

 

West 52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Split garden area into separate shapes

even when a public path goes through the garden

West 53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Use Companion planting with Green Manure to deter Pests / Diseases and

Another Climber not seen due to plants in front growing higher than it.

West 54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Use long-flowering Speciman Roses as a backdrop

West 55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West 56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West 57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

 

 

West 58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

 

 

West 59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

1

 

West 60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

West 61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

West 62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

West 63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

Reduce time for garden maintenance by avoiding mixing plants together

West 64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1

 

 

West 65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

 

West 66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

West 67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

1

 

 

West 68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

 

 

West 69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

 

West 70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

West 71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Provide irrigation facilities to water plants and clean paths

Part Number

 

 

 

 

Unu-sual Col-our

 

 

Either invisible or missing identity when in Flower

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Solution to Commuter Train Overcrowding

 

Add 2 carriages to every Commuter Train. Lock off access to front 2 carriages at starting station. As train fills up, then the Train Manager can tell the driver to allow access to the second coach by the passengers standing on the next train station platform. After the next station has been passed, then access to the remaining coaches behind the second coach is provided. As the train fills up, then this process can be repeated for the front coach. If this makes the train too long for the stations, then as the access is provided to the next forward coach, exit access is denied to the relevant rear coach.